This week in leadership updates, Eric Wong is named president and CMO of Warner Recorded Music, Ledo Pizza promotes Will Robinson to chief marketing officer, WarnerMedia appoints Johannes Larcher to head of HBO Max international, Diageo India hires Deepika Warrier as CMO and more.
Warner Music Group Hires Eric Wong As President And Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Recorded Music
Warner Music Group has named Eric Wong as president and CMO of Warner Recorded Music. According to the press release, “In this first of its kind post at Warner, Wong will serve as the head of worldwide marketing, spearheading a one-company mission to expand careers for global artists and elevate local artists to the global stage.”
Wong comes from Universal Music Group’s Island Records, where he served as chief operating officer. Prior to Island Records, Wong held senior roles at Def Jam Records and was CMO at Bad Boy Entertainment.
Ledo Pizza Appoints Will Robinson To Chief Marketing Officer
Ledo Pizza has promoted Will Robinson from vice president of marketing to CMO. In his new role, Robinson will oversee the company’s annual sales and marketing budgets, as well as the management of franchise partners and third-party marketing vendors.
Robinson has been with Ledo Pizza for over 20 years
WarnerMedia Names Johannes Larcher As Head Of HBO Max International
According to Deadline, WarnerMedia has selected Johannes Larcher to lead the global launch of HBO Max. In August, Larcher will join the company as head of HBO Max international with his first task to launch HBO Max in Latin America in 2021.
Larcher comes from MBC Group, where he oversees Shahid.
Previously, Larcher served as Hulu senior vice president of international for four years before co-founding SubVRsive.
Diageo India Hires Deepika Warrier As Chief Marketing Officer
Diageo India has named Deepika Warrier as its new CMO, according to Campaign.
Warrier comes to the job with over two decades of experience at PepsiCo, where she most recently served as managing director of NourishCo Beverages.
Current Diageo India CMO Julie Bramham will assume a global role at the company.
Kroger Names Stuart W. Aitken As Chief Merchant And Marketing Officer
Stuart W. Aitken has accepted a promotion as Kroger’s chief merchant and marketing officer, following Joe Grieshaber’s retirement.
Aitken most recently served as senior vice president of alternative business and chief executive officer of 84.51˚, Kroger’s data analytics subsidiary.
Bulb Appoints Lis Blair As Chief Growth And Marketing Officer
Bulb has hired former easyJet CMO Lis Blair as their chief growth and marketing officer.
In April, Blair left easyJet after eight years with the company amid the travel industry crisis.
DuPont Names Kimberly Markiewicz As Vice President Of Diversity, Equity And Inclusion
DuPont has appointed Kimberly Markiewicz VP of diversity, equity and inclusion to advance the company’s DE&I programs.
Markiewicz currently leads DuPont’s PRIDE Employee Resource Group.
Markiewicz has been with DuPont since 1995 when she started as a chemical engineer. Most recently, she served as VP of environmental, health and safety.
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